People, Places and Things: 9-3-15

Artistic gene runs strong in Buckley family of Swampscott. Swampscott resident Richard Buckley, whose son Bryan recently premiered his debut feature-length film “The Bronze” on the opening night of Sundance Film Festival, will be showing a painting in The Brookline Arts Center’s 50th Anniversary GOLDEN exhibit.“Essence No. 147,” a 24-by-36-inch synthetic polymer resin work on gallery-wrap canvas, was selected by jurors from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts to hang among works in a show that asked Massachusetts-based artists to submit work relating to gold.“Given the stellar reputation of the Brookline Arts Center, coupled with the very impressive credentials of both (the judges), I’m totally thrilled to have my work included in this exciting exhibit,” Buckley said in a press release about the show.Buckley’s paintings have in recent weeks also been included in SCOPE Miami Beach and received an excellence award at World Wide Art Los Angeles.Charter school students show their stuff at science fairOne hundred and seventy-four students from both Pioneer Charter School of Science I (Everett) and Pioneer Charter School of Science II (Saugus) came together to present their projects at this year’s Science Fair Friday. Students presented their projects to a number of guest judges from Boston-area universities, including Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston University, as well as representatives from local tech companies. The winners of the Science Fair will be announced at a school ceremony at the end of the month.Lynn English VP thankful for Technical assistanceLynn English Vice Principal John Pavia sent a note to Diane Paradis last week that had to make the Tech principal smile — and feel proud.Pavia was driving home from school last Wednesday when he got a flat tire on Mariana Street. He started to change it when a young man pulled up and asked if he needed help. Pavia instinctively said no, but the young man, 2013 Tech grad Luis Hernandez, insisted — politely telling Pavia he had the jack in the wrong place. Hernandez, who took auto technology as his shop at Tech, took over and changed the tire, with Pavia assisting.“It was a very kind gesture from a very nice young man. It was much appreciated,” Pavia wrote to Paradis.Clearly an instance of a Tiger’s being a Bulldog’s best friend.

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